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Myrtle Friend

Born: Wed., Oct. 12, 1927
Died: Thu., Jan. 19, 2012

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Myrtle Friend, 84, of South Buffalo Twp., passed away at 1:35 am, Thursday, January 19th, while in the company of family members, at Fair Winds Manor in Winfield Twp.

Myrtle was born in Boggsville section of South Buffalo Twp., on October 12, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Olive (Shaw) Keener and Raymond G. Kenner. She was the widow of Clyde Friend, who passed November of last year. Myrtle was a bookkeeper at Carson Industries in South Buffalo Twp. for over 20 years

Myrtle was a member of the Reformed United Presbyterian Church in South Buffalo Twp. She was also a member of the NARFE organization. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by 5 children: Raymond (Peggy) Friend, of Chicora., Ronald (Michelle) Friend, of Winter Springs, FL., Rodney (Philippa) Friend, of Buffalo Twp., Saundra (Bob) Isovitsch, of Butler and Cynthia Crytzer, of Mercer. Her 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her 5 brothers; Richard (Janet) Keener, of Freeport. Donald Keener, of North Buffalo Twp., R. Lawrence Keener, of Cabot., Keith (Charlotte) Keener, of Freeport and William (Judy) Keener, of Freeport. 2 sisters; Mary Lou Bouch, of Orlando, FL.
Janet (Richard) Scott, of Fenelton, PA.

She is preceded in death by her son Roger Friend, her 2 sisters, Margaret Turko and Eleanor Emery, infant sister Donna Keener, and infant brother Kenneth Keener.

Family and friends are being received on Sunday January 22nd from 12-2 and 5-7 p.m. in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. Freeport, PA. A funeral service will be held on Monday Jan 23rd at 10:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Mark Davis of Slate Lick United Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Burial will be held in the Slate Lick Cemetery, Kittanning, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to;
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.
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The Joe Bouch Family

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Friend family. Aunt Mert will be truly missed. I (joe) have so many fond memories of growing up around her. So gentle, caring, loving. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all very much.

Melody and Wyoma Kummer

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. From our family to yours, we send your our sympathy.

Keith and Paula Motosicky

we want to express our heartfelt sympathy and send you our thoughts and prayers.

love to all The Friend Family as well as Aunt Mert's brothers and sisters.

David and Elaine Snively

Our thoughts are with your family. We remember both Myrtle and Clyde with happiness in their home and with their family. Our sincere symphony.

Cathy and Dave Keener

Dear Family,

We are deeply sorry for the loss of our dear cousin, Myrtle. What a wonderful life she experienced . Her loving relationship with all of her children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters and our extended Keener family of cousins has been and inspiration to all of us. We cherish our memory of the times we spent together.

Cathy and Dave

Stephen and Kathy (Striker) Palla

To Rodney and family,

Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your mom. We pray you can find some peace, comfort and rest during this difficult time.

Robert and Jo Anne Keener

Our hearts and spirits are with all of you as Mrytle is released from her earthly family.. What a joyous welcome she must have received at heaven's gates from family members and friends who preceded her. She now belongs to that heavenly throng.


To my Friend cousins I want to express my deep sympathy.

Aunt Myrt was such a sweet lady just like your father. I so enjoyed spending time with them when I was in college in Ohio. I loved going over and visiting with them, those were special visits that I will remember forever. Your mother's joyful spirit was always a comfort to me, may it be a comfort to you now.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mark and Robin Spence

Dear Cindy,So sorry for your loss. We remember your Mom's friendly smile. Love and thoughts to you and your family. Mark and Robin Spence

Karen Kifer

Your mother was a wonderful and kind lady. She was so down to earth and simply focused on her family. She dearly loved her kids and the grandkids were her delight. She will be greatly missed. My sincerest sympathy.

Marcia (Christy) Fox

Rodney and family ... so sorry hear of your moms passing. What a wonderful, caring woman she was ... I carry so many fond memories of her from my childhood ... My love and prayers to you always.

Judy Walters Hill

again, you have my deepest sympathies in your loss. If your parents were like mine..they are right where they need to be..together again. so very sorry for your loss.

Ruth McLaughlin

I am deeply sadden by Myrtles passing. She will be remember fondly. My prayers are with her family.

Susan McLaughlin

I remember how much my parents(Barb and Mack) enjoyed visiting with Clyde and Myrtle and the fond memories Mom had of visiting with her cousins. I am sorry to hear about Myrtle's passing and am sure she found comfort in the love of her family.

Carrie Triba(Barbara Mclaughlin's Daughter)

I'm very sorry for your loss I remember Myrtle from our family reunions. She had a beautiful smile and a wonderful sense of humor I know she'll be missed

Kathy Campbell PC Aide at FWM

The staff at Fair Winds Manor would like to extend our sympathy to the family on their loss. It was a pleasure to take care of Myrtle and we will miss her very much.

Mary Alice Avery

Your Mother was one of the sweetest, giving persons I've ever met. We worked together at Montgomery Wards, my first job. She was my mentor. I feel so blessed to have known her and your Father. I'm so glad that I visited her at Fair Winds earlier this month. May knowing that your parents are again united in heaven bring you comfort.

The Robert Shaw Family

We are extremely saddened by the loss of Myrtle. She will be missed.

Bob and Martha Shaw

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